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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Will they or won't they? Traders were all ears last week, trying to divine if

the latest comments coming out of the Federal Reserve hinted at an upcoming cut

in interest rates. Without any clear signals from the Fed, the yield on the

benchmark 30-year Treasury bond ended the week largely unchanged, at 6.54%. The

stock market had a more rewarding week as the Dow reached new highs. A big

boost came from First Union Corp.'s $5.4 billion acquisition of First Fidelity

Bancorp. Banks and semiconductor stocks had strong rallies.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4547.1 1.2 22.1

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 198.0 2.0 18.9

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 282.8 1.4 15.3

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 310.0 1.5 19.3

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3378.3 1.2 14.1

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 14,951.2 2.0 -27.4

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4530.4 8.0 11.8

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.56% 5.61% 4.26%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.54% 6.57% 7.39%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.45% 2.49% 2.78%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.7 16.5 20.2

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 484.3 482.6 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 73.0% 72.0%r Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.55 0.63r Negative

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 1.29 1.18 Positive

BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change % change

ONE-MONTH LEADERS 1- 12- Strongest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 AIRLINES 17.4 24.5 USAIR GROUP 75.4 98.2 13 3/8

2 BROADCASTING 15.5 23.0 CAPITAL CITIES/ABC 19.2 44.9 105 1/2

3 METAL AND GLASS

CONTAINERS 14.4 27.2 CROWN CORK & SEAL 16.6 28.2 48 3/8

4 SEMICONDUCTORS 14.2 86.8 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 21.3 82.4 142 1/2

5 DRUG CHAINS 11.4 24.5 WALGREEN 13.4 28.1 51 7/8

% change % change

ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS 1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 LEISURE TIME -7.8 -11.9 BRUNSWICK -12.5 -26.7 17 1/2

2 APPAREL

MANUFACTURING -5.9 -0.6 FRUIT OF THE LOOM -16.8 -17.6 21 5/8

3 BUILDING MATERIALS -4.0 0.9 MASCO -10.4 -13.8 25 7/8

4 HOUSEWARES -3.8 9.4 RUBBERMAID -9.9 5.3 27 1/4

5 HARDWARE AND TOOLS -3.2 12.1 BLACK & DECKER -7.8 55.9 28 1/4

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS

Four-week total return % 52-week total return %

1 MONITREND GOLD 12.6 WARBURG PINCUS -10.5

JAPAN OTC COMMON

2 EXCEL MIDAS GOLD 11.8 AMERICAN HERITAGE -8.7

3 FIDELITY SELECT DFA JAPANESE

AIR TRANSPORTATION 11.6 SMALL COMPANY -8.0

LAGGARDS

Four-week total return % 52-week total return %

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS

& INFORM. A 95.0 AMERICAN HERITAGE -37.9

2 FIRST AMERICAN STEADMAN

TECHNOLOGY A 77.6 OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY -30.3

3 PERKINS OPPORTUNITY 75.5 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -29.9

DRI/McGRAW-HILL

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS

Dollar amounts represent the present value of $10,000 invested one year ago in

each portfolio

Percentages indicate five-day total returns

Money

U.S. Treasury Foreign market

stocks bonds stocks fund Gold

$12,369 $11,930 $11,054 $10,527 $10,012

+1.67% +1.91% +0.82% +0.15% +0.97%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, June 21, 1995, unless

otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only;

performance and share prices are as of market close June 20. Mutual fund

returns are as of June 16. Relative portfolios are valued as of June 20. A more

detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised NA=Not

available


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